Near Atwater in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Backlund / Lorentson Monument
Killed by Indians
Aug. 21, 1862
Location. 45° 8.99′ N, 94° 45.425′ W. Marker is near Atwater, Minnesota, in Kandiyohi County. Marker is on Kandi Meeker Road Northeast 0.7 miles north of U.S. 12, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atwater MN 56209, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wheeler Lake Camp (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Acton Incident (approx. 4.1 miles away); Acton State Monument (approx. 4.1 miles away); Red River Trail (approx. 5½ miles away); Arndahl Lutheran Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Diamond Lake Camp (approx. 5.9 miles away); Diamond Lake Community Park (approx. 5.9 miles away); Gates Homestead (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atwater.
Regarding Backlund / Lorentson Monument. In 1862, the Minnesota Dakota, also known by the French term, “Sioux," waged war against the United States following two years of unfulfilled treaty obligations. Sven Backlund, a shoemaker, and Andreas Lorentson, a blacksmith, were two drovers of a wagon train of refugees that were fleeing to Forest City.
Additional keywords. U.S.–Dakota War of 1862; Sven Helgeson Backlund; Andreas Lorentson Sandland
Categories. • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.